Part of the late-'90s drum'n'bass subgenre nu breaks, British DJ/artist/producer/car aficionado Tipper became entranced by the style at age 16, when his older brother turned him on to the whole rave culture.
Eventually growing bored with the fast tempos and repetitiveness of drum'n'bass, Tipper began to experiment with tempos -- leading to his debut album, The Critical Path, in 2000 on the Higher Ground/Sony label. During the making of the album, Tipper began to suffer from hearing damage due to the elaborate and booming stereo systems inside his cars. With the problem sorted out, Tipper returned a year later with his sophomore effort (and first for the Pandisc label), Tipper Presents Sound Off, which eventually led to tours of both Europe and America. ~ Greg Prato, Rovi